Although Coppell is thought of as a relatively young city (incorporated in 1955), its roots can be traced back to the early 1880’s as many towns in north Texas began: a bustling railroad stop for commerce and agriculture. The Dallas County (and a little bit of DenCo) city has an estimated population of  41,000, fed steadily by its proximity to jobs at D/FW International Airport and Coppell ISD’s top-notch schools, ranked number 5 in the state of Texas. This week’s Suburb Sunday features three beautiful homes among an already-great selection of decade-rich houses. Which is your favorite?

Southern 70s Charmer

Address: 333 Meadowcreek Road, Coppell

  • 4 bedrooms, 4 baths
  • 4,172 square feet
  • $750,000

Brian White of eXp Realty has the listing for this gorgeous 1977-built home on 3/4 acres in the Northlake Woodlands neighborhood of Coppell. Step inside to find brick flooring, wood-plank accents on the walls, and a stunning wall of shelves in the living area, and those are just some of the surprising designs you’ll find in this great home. Check out the custom staircase leading upstairs to one of two master suites that features standalone walk-in shower and bathtub, and dual vanities with oversized wash basins. The backyard is beautifully southern feeling with a covered patio, flagstone sitting area, pool, and spa with water feature.

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Dallas proper posted moderate rent increases, but it was the area suburbs and exburbs that saw the biggest apartment rents in 2018, RentCafe revealed in a recent report.

Flower Mound posted the highest rent at $1,526 (despite only having a minimal increase of 0.1 percent), higher than Farmers Branch and Frisco with average rents of $1,382 and $1,343, respectively. In Coppell, rents have stagnated, decreasing by 1 percent year over year. (more…)

Frisco was named the best city for raising a family, closely followed by Allen, and Southlake as part of a new 2018 “best Texas cities” list, ranking the best and worst Texas cities for families. Wallethub, a D.C.-based personal finance site, compiled the new June 2018 report that ranked the 117 largest cities in Texas based on family life, fun, education, health and safety, affordability and socioeconomic environment.

What makes a city good for raising a family? Plenty of attractions such as museums and theaters, a quality school system, high graduation rates, number of playgrounds per 100,000 residents and a whole lot of pediatricians were all factors that Wallethub took into account when it named the best Texas cities for families.

While the weighted scores and rankings provide a holistic view of cities, a look at the raw data we requested provides some interesting headlines as well. Missing from the list is Highland Park, which did not rank among the largest cities in Wallethub’s data.

Eagles vs. Dragons

Turning to education, Allen had the number one highest graduation rate in Texas – 96.6 percent, according to Wallethub’s data. Frisco, the overall number one, has a 91.8 percent graduation rate, and Southlake, overall number three on the list, had a 87.3 percent graduation rate, according to Wallethub. (more…)

Modern, Industrial Coppell House Looks Like it Jumped Off the Pages of a Magazine | CandysDirt.com

Industrial contemporary meets organic in the architectural design of a truly original Coppell house we’re loving. It’s a custom three-story creation on almost an acre, like nothing else in North Texas, where attention to detail and creative style choices create something one-of-a-kind. 

From the moment you step onto the drawbridge walkway, crossing over the fishpond, you know you have arrived at 413 E. Bethel School Rd. Just on the other side of the 750-pound powder coated metal “speakeasy” door, the magic begins. 

“The homeowners built this as their dream house and they’ve been the only owners,” said Cathy O’Toole, one of the listing agents with the O’Toole Levan Group of Ebby Halliday Realtors. “The most unique thing is it’s three stories and the whole bottom floor, not including the house structure, is a big storm shelter — you don’t usually get a basement in Coppell!”

This home has five bedrooms, five full bathrooms, one half bath, three living areas, two dining areas, an office, and 6,148 square feet. It sits on 0.958 acres, so outdoor living is definitely part of the appeal. Let’s take a look!  

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Make a Splash for Summer at These Three Ebby Halliday-Repped Homes | CandysDirt.com

With summer temperatures soaring in North Texas, spending time in the pool sounds better than ever. But not any old pool will do. 

I’ve found four spectacular properties represented by Ebby Halliday Realtors that exemplify some of the best outdoor living you can buy in DFW. These are sure to make a splash, whether it’s for a pool party or low-key lounging! 

 

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It’s officially back to school season! Store shelves are lined with pencils, pens, and notebooks. Children sport new backpacks. For many families, it may also be moving season. Top school districts are a major draw for families looking to relocate to nearby suburbs. For households not ready to buy a home in a new district, we’re highlighting some family-friendly apartment buildings in top Dallas-area school districts.

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The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will no longer be with the agency.

The board of Dallas County Schools met today in a special called meeting. Among the agenda items were strong hints Superintendent Rick Sorrells will not be with the agency. (Photo courtesy Dallas County Schools)

Embattled school transportation provider Dallas County Schools may have been able to continue its relationship with Dallas Independent School District, but as early as this morning it seemed its superintendent could be the most recent casualty of a recent spate of very bad news.

DCS, which provides busing for Dallas, Carrollton/Farmers Branch, Highland Park, Irving, Aledo, Cedar Hill, Coppell, DeSoto, Lancaster, Richardson, Weatherford and White Settlement school districts, called a special meeting today.

The agenda included two ominous items –  “Consider Appointing an Interim Superintendent” and “Consider Defining Requirements and Authorizing Search for a Permanent Superintendent.”

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As if our lives are not already stressful enough, what with the five Dallas police ambushed and shot on July 7 in downtown Dallas, the terrorist (or whatever) attack in Nice, France that friends of mine were 100 yards from, then three police down in Baton Rouge  yesterday… the poor employees at Nationstar Mortgage in Coppell had to clear out this morning because of a bomb threat.

HousingWire.com reports that the corporate headquarters for Nationstar Mortgage, “home to approximately 900 of the company’s employees, sat vacant for several hours Monday morning as a bomb threat forced the company’s employees to evacuate the building.”

Good news: the threat was not made against Nationstar per se, but rather a nearby, unaffiliated building. (more…)